Welcome to the King Edward VI Parent Portal. We hope you find the information useful in supporting your son or daughter through their time at college.
My child is on a 'Cause for Concern'. What does this mean?
This means that one or more college staff have a concern about your child (pastoral or academic) requiring formal monitoring and intervention. Level 1 is between the student and member of staff raising the concern, level 3 involves parents or guardians - and is the result of prior interventions not working - level 2 lies between these. Our aim in all cases is to help the student work to resolving the issue.
How can I get feedback on my child's progress?
Our 'Parent Portal' allows you to view attendance, attainment and effort information which staff upload and periodically discuss with each student. Secure log on details are sent to parents and guardians of all incoming students each year. If you have misplaced your access codes please contact the college for new codes.
What is the college's expectation regarding attendance?
The college expects 100% attendance at all timetabled lessons and events (eg clubs and societies) unless there is a good reason for non attendance. Research proves that achievement on courses is directly linked to attendance so lessons should not be missed unless it is absolutely necessary. As a guide, dental check ups and driving lessons should not be booked to clash with timetabled activities. If a student knows they are going to be absent in advance (eg consultant appointment) they should notify 'Registry' as far in advance as possible. Students going home ill during the college day need to sign themselves out as 'sick', and all students need to keep the college updated regarding reasons for absence and likely duration of the absence. Staff will work with absent students to ensure they receive all the help and support needed.
We produced a Parents' handbook, which contains useful information about King Edward's and what your child can expect when studying with us. Please download your copy or request a printed version.